Let’s be honest, no one wants to go on a wine and dine expensive dinner for your first Valentines with someone you just started dating. We are all for no-pressure options that will make for an enjoyable day for both parties. After all, Valentines Day comes up before you know it in February. Plus, it’s hard to figure out what will be appropriate in terms of a gift for a new relationship. With that being said, here is the list of our favorite activities you and your new beau will surely love. Been together forever? The experiences may just spark a new idea for you too! These unique and inexpensive date ideas for Valentine’s Day will ensure you make the most of the holiday without undue pressure!
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At Home Dinner & Wine Pairing
Think about it – you can listen to whatever music you want, pour whatever wine you want, cook in your sweats, and have uninterrupted conversation. Sounds like a win, win right?! Grab all your candles and make your night in one to remember.
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Hiking or Bike Ride
If you live in an area where you’re able to enjoy being outside in February (we’re lucky!) planning an outdoor activity is always a great date option. Whether it be biking to breakfast, hiking to catch the sunset or even just a short walk at lunch, you can count us in! Pack a picnic to make it a little more romantic, if you’re up for it :).
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Going to your town’s favorite sporting event doesn’t have to come with an expensive price tag! Dress up in your team’s gear, grab tickets to the nosebleed section, and have a blast cheering along with the crowd! And it doesn’t get less expensive than hot dogs and beers!
Looking to spend some time with your date but not put the pressure on them to plan anything extravagant? Schedule a workout class! It’ll be in a group setting, upbeat music, and you’ll be burning those calories that will be spent on chocolate later on with your girlfriends.
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Make a Movie Fort
Take the cushions off the couch, grab all the comforters and cozy blankets in the house and set up camp in the living room! Watch both of your favorite movies, or even better, pick a movie neither you have seen!
We’re huge fans of cooking classes as of lately, and all for good reason! With the expert guide of a professional chef, you’ll do much more than simply enjoy a meal together. Plus, it’ll give you a good recipe to keep on hand when you want to re-create your first Valentine’s together!
What are your favorite inexpensive date ideas for Valentine’s Day?